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Early Bird Rates Extended – Last Chance July 31!

Catholic Charities USA is excited to announce that early bird registration for the 2015 Annual Gathering has been extended to July 31! We hope you’ll join us in “Harvesting Hope in the Heartland” this September 10-12 in Omaha, Nebraska. Hosted by Catholic Charities of Omaha, this year’s conference will feature a number of dynamic speakers, including Dr. Carolyn […]

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If you were President, how would you act to fight poverty?

Today, candidates for the Republican and Democratic presidential nomination are responding to a call from more than 100 Christian leaders, including CCUSA’s President and CEO, Sr. Donna Markham, to the question “What would you do as president to offer help and opportunity to hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world?” […]

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Tamales, Bouquets, and Craigslist

You might wonder what tamales, bouquets, and Craigslist have to do with fighting poverty. But in the most recent edition of Charities USA, you’ll learn how each of these avenues are helping pioneer a new approach of building opportunity for those in need through the power of social enterprise. In the magazine, you’ll read about Bouquets […]

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“It’s time for a new conversation and a new approach”

Earlier this month, Catholic Charities USA’s Brian R. Corbin, Sr. Vice President of Social Policy, addressed the official launch of a bold new initiative of Catholic Charities Fort Worth – The Padua Pilot. “Individuals and families living in poverty already face a lot of barriers,” Corbin said. “They disproportionately live in neighborhoods that don’t provide them […]

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Tornados: Preparation and Planning

Imagine standing directly next to a giant waterfall, or being on the runway as a jumbo jet takes off. According to those who have survived a tornado, that’s what it feels like to be in the path of a twister’s fury. Especially for those living in Texas and the central plains states, tornados can be […]

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Walking Alongside All Mothers

Many of us might be celebrating Mother’s Day with a handmade card, breakfast in bed, or a special dinner, but for some moms, it’s just another day on the calendar. It’s just another day trying to scrounge together enough money to help the family not go hungry. It’s just another day when the bills pile […]

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Reflections for Holy Week

As the Church prepares to enter the solemn celebration of Holy Week and the Easter Triduum, Catholic Charities USA offers the following excerpts from following reflections written by members of the Catholic Charities network to accompany you on your spiritual journey. To subscribe to daily reflections throughout the Lent and Easter seasons, click here. Palm […]

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Joy, Hope, and the Praxis of Charity

2015 is the 50th anniversary of Gaudium et Spes (“Joy and Hope”), one of the four Apostolic Constitutions resulting from the Second Vatican Council. The University of Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns is hosting a conference focusing on the legacy and impact of this historic document, and what its message of “joy and hope” has […]